Happy Birthday Junebug!!!

December 29, 2012

Today Junebug turned 3. How that is possible I have no idea but she did. :) It was a day that was very much Junebug. There was barbies, and babies, and all things pink and purple and best of yet all of her family. 
Junebug had been needing some cousin/sister time. It's hard work taking care of two brothers. 

The best picture I got of all 4 kids. 

She loves her Bubba. 

Cousins singing songs. 

Chillin watching a movie and having lunch.

Kota Bear. :)

After a fun morning with Sweet Caroline it was time to open presents. 

Nana had a BIG surprise for Junebug!!

Nana made her, her very own Cinderella dress. 

She had a lot of love for Nana. :)

My sweet girl! How is she 3?!

More presents, she was very spoiled today. So blessed she has so many people who love her!

The final surprise was this huge horse, which she named Sally, that she has been wanting.

She was very excited. 

Kota Bear introducing Sally the Horse to his Dog Abby, or Millie depending on which child you ask. :)

Singing happy birthday. 

She was very excited to see her cake that Nana made. It was a hit and tasted delicious! 

Love her. 

Ending the day with a custom made princess dress, new pony, cake and a princess crown makes for a very fabulous birthday.

Junebug you are becoming such an amazing little girl! You love all things princess, pink, and purple, and have brought some much needed girly touches to our house full of dump trucks, bugs, and camo. However you can play in the mud with the best of just might be in a pretty dress, or a crown. You are a little mama and I often hear phrases that I say coming out of that sweet little mouth of yours. "Bubba you just worry about you" or "Is that how we play with our toys?" are just a few that we hear during a day. You are always keeping me on my toes and are quick to give a manicure when ever mama needs one. :) You are such a sweet blessing in our life and I am so grateful God chose me to be your mama, I love you sweet Junebug, to the top of the moon. 

 Junebug you are a blessing in disguise, daddy never thought that pink and camo could mix so well and didn't think that i would ever have a little princess to dress it in.  You are blossoming into a beautiful little girl and i am glad that you share my love of flowers and gardening.  I never expected to be able to name all the Disney princesses but you have made that possible.  I love and am glad that there is a little princess in my life. Love you,

A Friendly Family Fight

December 13, 2012

When The Hubby got home from work this evening we had a little surprise taped to the door waiting for him. 

Three little sweeties trying to hide, 

and control their giggles. :)

The Hubby came through the door and the fight was on! 

These three took off after their daddy and giggled the whole time. :)

They also turned on their mama! 

Marshmallows were everywhere but it was worth it. 

After we cleaned up from the marshmallow fight we decorated Christmas trees. Kota Bear didn't like getting his finger sticky at first but that quickly changed once he realized he could eat them. 

It was a very perfect December evening. 


December 9, 2012

Holy Crap people. Did anyone watch the always fabulous The Pioneer Woman's cooking show this weekend?! She made straight up a piece of heaven, so this evening The Hubs and I decided to give it a try. 

Oh Yes folks you see this correctly. Club House Crackers, topped with either Parmesan cheese or brown sugar, wrapped in BACON and bake for 2 hours at 250 degrees. 
It is stupid how ridiculously amazing these things are.
That is all. 

Jingle the Elf

November 30, 2012

This year we had a special little elf come visit us. The kiddos decided to name him Jingle, and I tell you what Jingle is a pretty powerful elf. He has cut the back talking and hitting down by half! :) 

No, but really Jingle has been a fun little holiday tradition and the kids have come running out of their room each morning to see where he is. 
This was the first morning. Reading his story to some new friends. 

Tuesday Jingle took some friends on a train ride. Jingle has very good social skills. He likes to mingle with all the social groups that live at our house. He likes to keep his options open. You know the "pretty princess girls", the "Meat eating dinosaurs", the "baby toys". He likes to be able to move freely from group to group. 

On Wednesday he decided to take some alone time and reflect on the job at hand.  It appears as though the stress of the herd may have been to much..... i'm afraid he was ready to jump. Thankfully we found him in time and I was able to talk him off the ledge. 

Come Thursday things seemed to be OK. Jingle's appetite was back and we found him munching on a cookie and drinking some green milk.......To which we had another surprise when we opened the fridge and the jug of milk was green. So then I spent the rest of the day begging my kids to drink the green milk to which they refused.....Well played Jingle....Well Played.

 Finally Friday we woke up to Jingle being a little mischievous. The kids thought drawings on their faces were hilarious...and now I have had to hide all the markers since there was more than one attempt to make this their everyday look. ;)

Camera Dump

November 27, 2012

I finally had an evening to sit down and blog about the last little bit of fall, thanksgiving, and the beginning of Christmas. So hopefully now I will be able to do a weekly blog....We have a special elf "Jingle" that i will need to keep you updated on. :)

So back before Halloween we took the family to the always wonderful pumpkin patch. 

Kota Bear thought this goat was great! 

Yes she wore a dress to the pumpkin patch (surprise, surprise I know), and yes she spent most of the time showing random people how she could twirl. 

I love this handsome man. 

And I love this handsome boy. 

Mr. Hunter got to go back a week later with his preschool class. 

He looks so old to me in this can he be going to kindergarten next year?

For Halloween this year we had Elmo, Rapunzel, and Batman. All very cute if I do say so myself. 

I tried very, 



hard to get a picture of the 3 of them....this is the best I got. :)

Santa and his reindeer came to town.

as you can see they were very impressed. (haha)

After thanksgiving we took a little walk around the park looking at the lights. 

And finally we met up with my side of the family to hang out with all the cousins. 
Junebug (2 ) Sweet Caroline (2 ) Mr. Hunter (4) Awesome (2 almost 3) Kota Bear (1 1/2) and finally Baby Anna (1), or "The happy baby" according to Junebug. That was a wonderful evening with lots of giggling, and eating. :)

And now we are finally up to date....HOPEFULLY I can keep it that way. :)